WE SUPPORT CASSAVA FARMERS

We propagate improved varieties of cassava that are faster-maturing and more resistant to cassava diseases. We operate a 6-acre demonstration farm which is also used to breed cassava planting materials. We have so far distributed 48 tonnes of cassava cuttings to 12,750 farmers to grow in own farms.

We have established a cottage factory for milling cassava. After harvesting cassava, done all year round, farmers take the tubers to the factory. They are dried and ground into flour for cooking a variety of meals. We also process organic livestock feeds from cassava to cushion farmers from the ever costly commercial feeds.

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We RESEARCH ON CASSAVA

Apart from requiring minimal moisture to flourish, the improved cassava varieties also successfully grow in marginal soils where other crops would not perform well. This ability to grow in poor soils and under dry conditions makes cassava a much better answer to food insecurity than maize and beans. Unlike other crops, cassava is cost-effective as it doesn’t require fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

Improved Cassava tubers are starch-filled. They are low in fats and free from gluten. Cassava leaves are a good source of dietary proteins and vitamins. They are also high in minerals. This makes cassava suitable for addressing nutritional deficiencies.

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why WE CHOSE CASSAVA?

Want to know why our founder chose to focus on cassava and not any other crop?